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  • Brazil president lashes out at 'corrupt' critics
  • Brasilia: Brazil''s President Dilma Rousseff fought for her political life today, lobbying lawmakers to defeat a looming impeachment vote while lashing out at "corrupt" critics seeking to oust her.
  • Senior Gambian opposition figure dies in custody
  •  A senior figure in Gambia''s main opposition has died in custody after leading a protest for electoral reform and the resignation of strongman President Yahya Jammeh, his party and a rights group said today.
  • 'Bigotry is not strong leadership'
  • The UN rights chief took a swipe at US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, accusing him of exploiting fear and resorting to bigotry in campaigning that he warned was a "road to violence." Zeid Ra''ad Al-Hussein delivered the blunt criticism in a speech at a university in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday where Republicans will gather in July to choose their White House nominee.
  • EU foreign policy chief visits Iran
  • Tehran: The European Union''s top diplomat Federica Mogherini arrived in Tehran today on her first visit since a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers came into force as tensions surface over its implementation.
  • Bound by legislation on visa fee hike: US
  • The US has told India it is bound by legislation on the recent visa fee hike - which has badly hit Indian IT companies, an issue that was strongly raised by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his bilateral meeting.
  • Indian economy like 'one-eyed' king in land of blind: Rajan
  • Washington:  With India being often described as ''the bright spot in the global economy'', RBI Guv Raghuram Rajan sees this as a case of "the one-eyed man" being king in land of blind.
  • India too big to be ignored: S'pore ex-foreign min
  • Underlining that India is too big to get ignored, Singapore''s former foreign minister George Yeo has said the strategic "sweet spot" the country has found itself in is helping it attract investment and extend global influence in all directions.
  • Hollande a no-hoper if he stands for re-election: poll
  • Paris: Beleaguered President Francois Hollande would not make it past the first round of France''s presidential election next year, should he choose to stand, according to a new survey.
  • Next IMF chief should be from emerging eco: India
  • India has told the IMF that the next managing director of the top global financial body should be from an emerging economy and not from Europe, which traditionally has been the case.
  • No climate of intolerance in India: Jaitley
  • There could be "stray" incidents of people on either side of the political spectrum making irresponsible statements but this could not be generalised as prevalence of a climate of intolerance in the country, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has said.
DAILY GENERAL AWARENESS UPDATES - TOP INTERNATIONAL STORIES- 17/04/2016 Reviewed by Manohar Veera on 10:38:00 AM Rating: 5

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